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1967 Chevy Camaro

Hatboro, PA

  This is the first car I ever bought. It was used and had some miles, but I have loved having it and driving it!  3 on the floor, hertz shifter.  327 V-8 engine, convertible.  This is original and stock.  The paint is not the original ivory color however I chose to make it a brighter yellow. It runs like a charm, I have enjoyed every day with it!

Jeff Stempowski

1935 Ford

Lorain, OH

  1935 Ford Pickup Retirement Project. 350 crate motor, Gearstar 700 R-4 Automatic, 12 bolt W/3.73 Positraction, Wilwood frtont disc brakes, Vintage Air, Hedman headers, Dayton 100 spoke wire wheels, Custom Radiator-New Jersey, Paint and Body- JERRY"S HOUSE OF COLOR: Special thanks to Joe Koenigsmark & Jim Malony, Interior-HIDE ORIGINALS LLC John Miller owher/craftsman, Precision Hot Rods-header & transmission installation, B&M custom exhaust Elyria. Had some memorable times with my son David assembling & detailing this project. Enjoying car shows and reading Cruisin" Times Magizine

Duane Frishkorn

1970 Chevelle SS

New castle, PA

  1970 Chevelle SS, ATK 496 big block chevy, TREMEC TKX 5 speed, 10 bolt 411 posi. Dakota digital VHX gauges, I purchased this car in 1993 while stationed at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota. I do all my own work on it, it's never been in a shop. Only regret with it in the 30 years is when I purchased the car it was all original numbers matching 396 auto and I didn't like big blocks so I traded the motor for a small block with a 4 speed to installed. Dumb right. Ran the small block with a small blower for years but went back to the big block a few years back. Been painted three time alway by me, and always with flames lol. Did the 5 speed this winter and kicking around swapping a nine inch with 350 gears next to make it more highway friendly and would like to be able to go to more away cruises.


1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Strongsville, OH

  1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 convertible with Tri Power. Equipped with a muncie 4 speed and sporting 360hp. One of 240 tri power Oldsmobile 442 convertibles produced in 1966. 1966 was the only year Oldsmobile 442's were equipped with the tri power option out of the factory.

Dave Nesbitt

2001 Corvette C5

Brunswick, OH

  This is my 2001 Corvette. This C5 will be in the IX Centers Power Piston Show in Cleveland Ohio this year in one of the biggest shows of all time. This car is 22 years old and is original except for the wheels and tinted windows. I kept the original wheels and side lamps to put it back to it's original state. This car still has the original paint on it and it's never been painted or touched up. Oil and maintenance has been maintained since day one. It's never been in the snow or salt in 22 years. All the lines are even the whole way around. This is not a trailer queen, this car is driven and has 86,000 miles on it is still like brand new.

J Michael Gosnell

1967 f100 390 C6

Columbia station, OH

  1967 f100 390 C6 I purchased this truck in 1999 for my 50th birthday present to myself. It Was Originally from Texas but I purchased it in North Carolina.There was a lot of time spent getting to were it is today. A special thanks to TRW refinishing North Ridgeville. Arnold McCourt of Wellington and also Jim Makowsky of Columbia Station.

Josh Price

This my 1980 Z28

Clarksburg, WV

  This my 1980 Z28 I've owned for almost a yr. I bought it off a customer that brought it to my shop for some repairs, it had been in storage for a few yrs . I installed factory T 10 4 speed in place of the auto that was installed for drag racing. I built a custom 3 in exhaust redid brake system and suspension replaced body bushings and fixed many small issues along the way. The engine is a strong small block with Dart heads crane cam roller rockers rest of internal is unknown.


2008 ford f450

logan, OH

  Covid Madnesss !!!!! 2008 ford f450 4x4 super stretch 8 door bullit proofed 6.4 motor king ranch interior full custom frame and driveline 3 trucks cut up and stitched back together Buddy of mine built during covid shutdown then sold to me 1 year build time just took best truck of show at the delaware car show always a crowd favorite

Bob Schulz

1988 Ford Mustang

Parma, OH

  1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0, 5 speed, 3.73 rear gears. No rust ever. X-pipe


1970 Mach 1

Strasburg, OH

   Here is my 1970 Mach 1 428 SCJ (Super Cobra Jet) that I’ve owned now for almost 6 years. When I purchased the car it was painted red and black and once owned I decided to conduct some further research on it through MartiAutoWorks and Elena Ford and requested all the original documentation on it. After receiving all the paperwork on the car I found out the car is an actual 1 of 1 due to its paint code and trim package so I decided to put the car back to its original color and striping. The car is now back to its original paint code Ford #3075-A lime Metallic Green and White shaker and striping. In 1970 they only produced a total of 118 Mach’s with white hood stripes and of those only 11 that was painted Ford 3075-A and out of all these only 1 was painted Lime Metallic Green with White Hood Stripes and mine is that car. The car has all its original sheet metal and is a documented R-Code with a top loader 4-Speed. It currently has a little over 67,000 miles on it and is an all numbers matching car as well and is kept in a temp. controlled garage at all times. The car is a major attraction when taken out on cruises and to car shows. It drives and handles fantastic and has a lot of power.

Will S.

1969 Mustang Mach 1

Uniontown, OH

   This is my '69 Mustang Mach1, it has a 351w. I purchased it in 2017, after selling a '66 coupe I rebuilt over several years. It has a C4 automatic transmission right now, although I've begun gathering parts to convert it to manual. I've spent the past year fine tuning details on the car. I'm excited to show the car this year at local shows and plan to display it at the IX center Piston Power Show in 2019.

1969 Chevy Wagon

Paul S.

Damascus, OH

   In April of this year I saw a '69 Chevy Wagon in Cruisin' Times Magazines classifieds. I was the first to call the family that was selling it as part of an estate. The car belonged to their 93 year mother who passed away. My wife and I drove to the West Side of Cleveland to see the car the following day. It was a true barn find. It was in a two car garage with boxes and items stacked on it. It was a one owner townsman wagon. 327 Three Speed (three on the tree). The father had bought the car brand new, drove it till he died in the early 1990's. His wife would take the wagon out monthly to keep it up and running until 12 years ago when she stopped driving it. I purchased it from the original family with 41,000 miles on it, replaced the brakes, gas, plugs, points, and got it road worthy again. The car came with every stick of documentation, original bill of sale, window sticker, receipt of purchase, and original protecto plate (too bad its not a collectable muscle car!). I have since lowered it (on springs, 3 inches in the front, 4 in the rear and added 20 radar wheels). We have driven it 3000+ miles to shows this summer to Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Wheeling. I have a Z06 Corvette, but this gets more attention then the corvette.. We went to the Columbus Zoo show where my grandson, Braydon got pictures with TV personality Dave Kinding, from the show Bitchin' Rides". That was a big thrill for him! 

1936 Ford


Paris, KY

   This is my 1936 Ford 5W Coupe. Car has Ridetech suspension, 327 SBC with 350 Turbo transmission, A/C and custom made fender skirts. With some assistance from several good friends, I was able to complete the majority of the work on this project on my own.

1955 Pickup

Yvonne B.

Chardon, OH

   This is our father and son 1955 F100 pick up truck project. We took it down to the frame and rebuilt everything. 347 stroker engine. My son did all the welding on the truck. This was all done within one year. The goal was to take it to the Piston Power 2016, and we just made it and got first place! 

1969 GTO

Wayne W.

Tallmadge, Oh.

     My wife decided to surprise me for my 59th birthday with the car that I have dreamed of since I was 16. Six months prior she had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and given 2 years to live. That changed our outlook on life. When she sprang the surprise on me she told me she had found a car that she wanted to get me but wasn’t sure if it was everything I wanted. She wouldn’t show me what she found but told me a price limit and said to find the car that I wanted in that price range on the internet. After about an hour I showed her the car I had picked and she smiled and said that was the same one she had picked!  

     After contacting the seller, I found that he had just lost his wife to a rare blood disorder. We shared stories and developed a bond between us which exists to this day. I went to Maryland and drove the car home. 

     When my daughter saw the car she got nervous and thought we had received bad news from the doctors. My wife calmly told her that we didn’t but if something were to ever happen that I would never be able to re-marry because every time I looked at the car I would think of her. She had the last word after all !!!

I lost her almost a year later. Needless to say I will never sell the car and I won’t re-marry!

1966 Ford Galaxie

Michael B.

Akron, Oh.

This was a seven year off frame restoration. My love for this car goes back to my Junior year in High school. I had one likes this but being young I could not fix it up the way we did back then.

1973 Monte Carlo

Chris and Karen

Painesville, Oh.

Since 1984 Ive been a MonteHolic. Ive had 25 Montes flow through my hands. In the mid 90s I had 4 at one time. In 2002 I found my keeper. It is a 73 factory 454 with all factory options. It was also a 2 owner car with only 76,000 miles on it. In the 14 years of ownership, its come a long way.

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